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new jersey governor chris christie again says he won't run for president but he doesn't completely close the door. from the grave. the michael jacks soson jury hea disturbing taste from the king of pop. a costume controversy. why this mascot's outfit is putting one ice cream parlor's sales into a deep freeze. this is the "cbs morning news" for wednesday, september 28th, 2011. captioning funded by cbs good morning, everybody. thanks for joining us. i'm betty nguyen. new jersey governor chris
christie said no, yet he appeared to leave the door open for a presidential run. he spoke in california last night stoking speculation he still might join the republican field. susan mcginnis is in washington with the latest. all right, susan, will he? won't he? i don't think we are really sure. >> i know. good morning, betty. >> reporter: governor christie continues to that he has changed his mind about running. it was his speech yesterday at the reagan library that started fueling this fresh speculation. new jersey governor chris christie keeps fending off calls for a presidential run. >> it is extraordinarily flattering but, by the same token, that heartfelt message you gave me is also another reason not for me to do it. that reason has to be inside of me. >> reporter: audience members asked him if he would reconsider joining the gop race but the first term governor would only
point to his past answers. >> what do i have to do short of suicide to convince people i'm not running. >> reporter: he slammed congress and president obama. >> insisting that we must tax and take and demonize those who have already achieved the american dream. that may turn out to be good re-election strategy, mr. president, but it is a demor demoralizing message for america. >> reporter: the governor is under growing pressure to throw his hat into the ring, especially from republicans unhappy with the current gop field. >> there are a lot of republicans who want him or someone else to run. >> reporter: according to the latest cbs news/"the new york times" poll only 43% of republican primary voters say they are satisfied with their choices. 50% want more options. time is running out for christie and other republican stars like sarah palin to make up their minds. registration for competing in the florida primary closes at
the end of next month. now, that event marked the last of a four-day fund-raising trip that christie made across the country. betty, that may have fueled some of the speculation he may be jumping in. >> susan mcginnis in washington for us, thank you. president obama is back in washington after a three-day western campaign swing. today, he'll deliver a back to school speech at a d.c. area high school. in denver yesterday, the president campaigned for his jobs plan reminding supporters about the tough upcoming election. the president's chief political adviser told an audience, we have the wind in our face. this is going to be a titanic struggle. now to the listeria outbreak linked to a deadly canted lope. the deadliest this country was sheen in a decade. the cdc reports outbreaks in 13 states and 13 people have been died and local investigators are investigating other possible deaths, three of them and 72
people have been sickened. it has been trace to do a farm in california which recalled the tainted fruit earlier this month. the trial of dr. conrad murray in the death of michael jackson resumes today after an emotional beginning. the opening arguments yesterday included haunting audio recordings and some disturbing images. ben tracy reports. >> it was dr. murray's repeated incompetent antiunskilled acts that led to mr. jackson's death. >> reporter: in opening statements, prosecutor called conrad murray grossly negligent. a dr. for hire willing to give michael jackson what he wanted, the powerful anesthetic propofol. it killed the singer on june 25th, 2009. prosecutors played an audio recording dr. murray made just weeks before jackson's death. they say the singer was clearly under the influence of something.
>> when people leave my show, i want them to say, i've never seen nothing like this in my life. >> reporter: prosecutors also showed the jury this photo. michael jackson's dead body lying on a gurney. they argued he ended up there because over the course of two months, they say dr. murray gave him propofol almost every day. they say he left him in the bedroom after giving him the drug that is normally only used in a hospital. >> he left him, abandoned him to fend for himself. >> reporter: dr. murray admitted giving michael jackson propofol and other sedatives but they say jackson killed himself while murray was in the bathroom. >> dr. murray administered a dose of propofol that with the
lorazepam made a perfect storm in his body. >> reporter: they say it was too late to save jackson. >> he died so rapidly, so instantly, he didn't even have time to close his eyes. >> reporter: dr. murray who charged jackson $150,000 per month was emotional as his lawyers talked of his friendship with the singer. members of the jackson family were also in court, including michael jackson's parents and his sister janet. ben tracy, cbs news, los angeles. the two children of that missing utah woman susan powell have been placed in her parents' care. the boys had been living with her husband josh powell and his father steven but removed last week when steven was arrested on charges of possessing child pornography. josh powell argued he is a loving father and his children should remain of him. >> i had no knowledge of any
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the top of the washington up at monument? it's a dare devil engineer. he got there by crawling out a three-foot window from the top. today, he and other engineers will scale down the sides of the monument looking for damage caused by last month's earthquake. on the cbs "moneywatch," new concern over a sharp rise in health insurance freedoms. anez is here with more on that. >> reporter: asian markets finished mix today after the head of the european union said the debt crisis is the biggest problem in eu history and pleaded with member nations to come together to confront it. hong kong's hang seng lost less than 1%. tuesday stocks soared but lost some team late in the day when the bell rang, the dow was
up 146 points. the nasdaq gained 30. the cost of health care premiums has doubled for american families since 2001. a new report finds the average annual family premium is just over $15,000. that's up 9% from last year. costs are up 113% from 2001, while wages have increased only 34%. and flying this holiday season is going to cost you extra. expedia.com says it will be 4% more than last year with the average domestic air fare for thanksgiving and christmas just over $380. airlines are flying fewer routes to cust costs and flights are fuller than ever. according to widespread reports, apple will introduce a new iphone next tuesday in california. the iphone 5 will include a better camera and faster processor. the event will be the first
major product unveiling since apple cofounder steve jobs resigned as ceo last month. amazon is expected to unveil its new tablet computer today and should retail for less than apple's ipad and come in two sizes. one with a 7-inch screen, another with a 10-inch screen. experts believe amazon will sell between 3 million and 5 million tablets during the holiday shopping season. >> all of these gadgets on the market, i have a lot of catching up and shopping to do, too. a florida ice cream shop got in hot water over its store mascot. many took the costume of a vanilla cone with sprinkles as a hooded member of cue clku klux . some customers understood and others weren't so sure. >> can you see where people would be a little bit confused about it? >> yeah, he is kind of waving like that.
>> i mean, it is kind of pointy. >> i know what a kkk outfit looks like and that is not one at all. well, the sprinkles are on it! i've never seen a kkk guy with sprinkles on his head! >> reporter: well, the shop has dropped the costume. the owners are from puerto rico and say they didn't know what the klan was. a new list for the hockin' roll hall of fame nominees are out. it includes joan jett, heart and sh chaka khan. good luck to all of those. pop star rihanna got a dressing down from a farmer in northern ireland. rihanna was shooting a video in a field east of belfast monday wearing a flannel shirt and not
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here's a look at the weather in some cities around the country. vi time now for a check on the national forecast. the latest satellite picture shows clouds swirling around a storm system near lake michigan. showers and thunderstorms reach all the way to the mid-atlantic states. later today, though, there will be a threat of heavy rain in pennsylvania and thunderstorms in the mid-atlantic states. the northeast will be hazy and humid. the northwest turns drier and cooler. today is the last day of baseball's regular season and four teams are still fighting for the two wild card spots in the playoffs. as boston tries to battle out of its september collapse, rookie catcher blasted a home run off the orioles and the red sox pulled out 8-7 victory. the sox remain tied with tampa
bay for the american league wild card. here in new york the surging rays pulled off a triple play against the yankees and matt joyce hit a three-run homer to beat the yanks 5-3. if the rays and red sox are tied after today's final games, tampa bay would host a one-game tiebreaker thursday afternoon. the a.l. division series starts on friday. in the national league, atlanta lost again allowing st. louis to tie up the wild card race. philadelphia's hunter pence blasted a long home run as the phillies beat the braves 7-1. it was the braves fourth straight loss. in houston, st. louis made a dramatic comeback in the seventh inning and the cardinals went on to beat houston 13-6. now, if the cards and the braves are still tied after their final game, st. louis would host atlanta in a tiebreaker thursday night. the n.l. division series begins on saturday. got that all straight? when we return, another look at this morning's top stories. and the end of an era! as andy rooney gets ready to
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on the "cbs morning news," here's a look at today's weather. a stalled storm system over the great lakes should start moving eastward bringing rain to the northeast. scattered storms will pop up along the cold front in the southeast and rain will slowly taper off in the northwest. here is another look at this morning's top stories. in opening arguments, prosecutor said dr. conrad murray caused michael jackson's death. prosecutors played a recording of jackson sounding slurred from the apparent drug use. new jersey governor chris christie told an audience last night he is not running for president but he left the door open just enough to change his
mind. nearly every sunday evening for the past 33 years, andy rooney has the last word on "60 minutes" but this sunday will be a little different. andy who is now 92 will deliver his own last word as a regular weekly observer of our life and times. here is scott pelley. >> you're looking at at one of the places i like to be best. right here at this desk in my office. >> reporter: andy rooney has put the exclamation point on almost every edition of "60 minutes" with his unique brand of commentary. a war correspondent for "stars and stripes" during world war ii, andy joined cbs in 1949 writing for such legends as arthur godfrey and garry moore and harry reasoner. then in july of 1978 he began writing for himself. >> if you like this kind of show, i'll be doing more of them. >> reporter: you did and he did.
writing more than 1,000 original essays to close our sunday evening broadcast on every imaginable subject under the sun. >> there is no doubt about it, dogs are nicer than people. >> reporter: and despite all the fame "60 minutes" brought him as a television journalist, andy never let it go to his head. >> i draw the line when it comes to trimming my eyebrows. you work with what you got. >> reporter: and he always considered himself, foiirst and foremost, a writer. his commentary at the end of sunday's broadcast will be number 1,097. >> i've said it and i'm glad. >> that was sot scott pelley reporting. andy rooney's commentary this sunday will follow a special segment from morley safer
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friend? >> i'm ok. a little change though. i'm tired of it. >> i have to help you out. this is what friends do. >> what's he doing? >> howard is a little off there. get it done. >> i feel better now. >> that's what it was. >> weatherwise, same storm out west. thunderstorms south of charlottesville. it could be here like 6:30, 7:00, 7:30 which could mess up the rush hour. let's get you going with the day planner. nice you got my collar, not my back there. mid-70s this afternoon. scattered showers and storms again today. had some strong ones yesterday. not everybody saw them and the winds southeast 5 to 10. winds will be in the mid to upper 70s. showers and storms from last night. look at this cluster, big cluster of storms coming in from raleigh and lynchburg headed toward charlottesville. there has been a lot of lightning with this. picking this up on our lightning and doppler composites just crossing up toward charlottesville.
another three hours or so, this will be near us and that could really impact the morning rush hour. here is live doppler 9000 hd. we've got a few lighter showers here in west virginia but the heavy, heavy stuff now crossing interstate 64 in the charlottesville area. your temperatures this morning, they're in the mid-60s west and south of town to the low 70s in town. by the way, watch out for patchy dense fog in spots around culpepper and warrenton. 70 gets to about 77. right now, it is just construction, isn't it, monika? >> that's right. it is just construction. and before the rain heads in, you're heading out the door. otherwise, i think they'll be ok. here's what it looks like in springfield on the northbound side of i-95. you've got the construction from overnight at the prince william parkway. then again from both loops of the beltway overnight, they had blocked the loops. the beltway ramp loop to get on to 395. i think that's clearing up as well right now. let's take you over to 66 on
the inbound side. outside the beltway at route 123 and nutley, look for the construction and westbound at george mason drive out of this camera shot. now, we'll go over to the beltway. inner loop side at university boulevard, out of the camera shot, there was construction where you needed to stay to the left to get by. outer loop seems to be doing ok right through silver spring. we'll go to a map where we're getting word of an accident in the suitland area right here right on branch avenue at col coalbrook drive. a vehicle into a pole. in my next report, we'll talk about that accident and other areas at 4:39. andrea and mike, back to you. thank you, monika. a number of republicans aren't satisfied with the field of candidates who want the party's nomination in 2012. >> they've been vocal about it. two possible candidates are still on the sidelines. susan mcginnis has the latest. >> reporter: new jersey governor chris christie keeps fending off calls for a presidential run.
>> it is extraordinarily flattering but by the same token, that heartfelt message you gave me is also not a reason for me to do it. that reason has to reside inside me. >> reporter: last night at the ronald reagan library in california, audience members asked him if he would reconsider joining the g.o.p. race. but the first term governor would only point to his past answers. >> what do i have to do short of suicide to convince people i'm not running? >> christie fielded questions after he delivered a speech slamming congress and president obama. >> insisting that we must tax and take and demonize those who have already achieved the american dream. that may turn out to be good re- election strategy, mr. president but it is a demoralizing message for america. >> the governor is under growing pressure to throw his hat into the ring, especially from republicans unhappy with the current g.o.p. field. >> there are a lot of repuan